Picture: Empty cupboards in abandoned kitchen, Bodie State Historic Park, California
With a lot of stuff going on at the moment, I’ve been in a bit of a socially reclusive mode due to lack of time, but every once and awhile, something comes up that prompts me to raise my head up and speak. In this case, the quote of the day is, “Seriously???”
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Value your work. If you don’t, no one else will. I have far more respect for photographers who choose to give work away, via a donation or with a creative commons license, than I do for photographers or other creatives that put such little monetary value on their work.
Heck, even I give my images away from time to time, when the spirit or cause moves me. Free is not the same as worthless. But accepting $0.50 an image sure makes it appear that your work is as close to worthless as you can get.
Wanting an iPhone photographer (mountain view)
Date: 2012-05-21, 6:57PM PDT
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I need someone who can take photographs of Bay Area businesses (storefronts, inside, restaurants etc.), interesting scenery, town and city landmarks etc for a travel information guide I am putting together.
These are not for high res printing so the resolution provided by good smartphones will be fine. You just need to be able to take a good shot, no reflections of you in the pic, get permission where needed etc.
Given that most people have cameras on their phones, I just thought it would be a good opportunity for you to make some money without too much effort.
University students – this would be perfect for you. I will pay 50 cents for every photo I can use. Payment will be made by Paypal for each photo I use.
10 photos = 5 bucks
100 photos = 50 bucks!!
All I need is your confirmation that you took the photo (and so you have the copyright) and that you grant a royal free license to use the pictures on my websites and publications.
Tell me about yourself, where you are based/can photograph. Example photos would be great.
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